The American Horror Revival (2014 - present)

The past few years have seen a resurgence of critically-acclaimed horror films coming out of the USA. The years of torture porn and jump-scare franchises dominating the horror landscape are over. These new horror films are made with a reverence for older horror films, whilst also introducing fresh ideas about the modern world. Plenty of these films aren't gore-heavy, and most are made either by respected directors or newcomers with a vision. This is a revival of quieter, slower horror, often with an arthouse edge, and this trend has only grown (2018 was a bumper year for horror). This is probably just a phase, but personally I'm intrigued by it.


To compare over a decade, the top 5 most popular…

  • It Follows
  • The Witch
  • Green Room
  • Get Out
  • Hereditary
  • Us
  • A Quiet Place
  • It
  • Annihilation
  • Halloween
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Don't Breathe
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • Crimson Peak
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • The Love Witch
  • Split
  • The Eyes of My Mother
  • The Neon Demon
  • mother!
  • It Comes at Night
  • Suspiria
  • Mandy
  • Unsane
  • Cam
  • Creep
  • The Clovehitch Killer
  • Gerald's Game
  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
  • They Look Like People
  • Hush
  • The Invitation
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  • Spring
  • The Endless
  • We Are Still Here
  • The Guest
  • The Void
  • Creep 2
  • 1922
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • The Devil's Candy
  • Midsommar